Extract of Ishyo’s performance, directed by Carole Karemera for IP Day, May 26th, 2012
Ladies and gentleman, may i have your attention ?
May i have your attention please?
What i am going to say is important for artistic creation…
It is not from the bible but it is a revelation
The revelation is « imitation is limitation»
Imitation is limitation in the process of creation ;
I’d rather create than imitate…
It is hard to tolerate when people imitate or duplicate,
What took all your strength to make or create…
For a phone, for example, they take «samsung » and make it « samsong » ;
Or take some songs and make it one song ;
Ain’t that wrong ?
They say « no pain…no gain » ;
But they duplicate the pain and take away our gain ;
And leave us with a worthless fame, and a hidden shame ;
So who’s to blame ?
Imitation is limitation ;
So ladies and gentleman please may i have….forever…your attention ?